Hello Friends! Do you love to craft, but hate how expensive craft supplies can be? Well, you’re in luck today! I’ve teamed up with 9 other bloggers to bring you… I know what you’re thinking…Under $5…Yeah, right!
Hard to believe, I know.
Today, I’ll be showing you how to make a personalized pillowcase with a child’s own handwriting. Not only is it under $5 to make it, but it may only take 5 minutes!
Gather up… a pillowcase (pre-washed with no fabric softener), different colored permanent sharpies, a pencil, white paper, tape and a kiddo.
This is so quick and easy…You can make it one of two ways:
Have the child write their name on the pillowcase. This was not an option for me at this particular time, so I switched gears to plan B. Sometimes kids just don’t cooperate, huh.
Have the child write their name on a piece of white typing paper. Trace in black marker and enlarge to fit the space of the pillowcase. I copied mine at 200%.
Hang the paper and pillowcase on the window. I used duct tape to hold the pillowcase…my usual washi tape was just not strong enough. Trace over the lettering onto the pillowcase. I made my letters just a little bit thicker than the size of the Sharpie. Although, he didn’t do the writing on the pillowcase, he did choose all the colors he wanted for his name.
All done! Super cute…now I need to make a couple more. The boys think these are pretty cool!
Note: I waited a couple days, washed mine in cold water the first time, and the colors did fine. I’m sure it will fade over time, but it’s still fun!
Would you like to see a few other Awesome projects made for $5.00 or less? Of course you do…Head over to these blogs and see all of their Amazing and inexpensive projects…
How To Make Fabric Flip Flops For Under $5! – Practically Functional
Neon Mobile For Under $5 – Crafting In The Rain
DIY Toy Microphone – Just Us Four
DIY Stenciled Bag – Here Comes The Sun
Mason Jar Pin Cushion – I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Gold Accented Votive Holders – Seven Thirty Three
DIY Wooden Bunting – The Benson Street
Popcorn Cone Holder – Made To Be A Momma
DIY Craft Paper Table Runner – Dolen Diaries
Personalized Pillowcases With Children’s Handwriting – One Krieger Chick
Kim @ seven thirty three says
Super fun and if you’re a perfectionist, option B gives you a bit more control. 😉
Yep…That I am. But I still want my kids to be creative, so this worked out perfectly!
One Creative Mommy says
We used to make pillow cases like that when we were kids. So fun!
My boys like anything with their name on it and this definitely fit their attention span that day!
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
What a cool idea! Pinning!
Thanks so much…They turned out pretty cute!
shannah @ Just Us Four says
These are so cute! I love it!
Thanks! Sometimes quick crafts are the best crafts!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Way cute! And I love the alternate instructions for when kids don’t want to cooperate
Haha! I typically have to have a Plan B up my sleeve. They never seem to want to do what I want when I want.
Those are so cute and fun!
Thanks so much…My boys love them!
What a good idea! I think I’d have to go the same route you did… I don’t think I’d dare let my 5-year-old take a marker to a pillow case, but paper we can do!
Haha…So glad I’m not the only one! I would love to see what you come up with!